The tower of the church of Santiago el Mayor of Totana opened as a museum


You can visit on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 by appointment at the tourist office, and Fridays are reserved for schools

From the delivery of the lands of Totana to the Order of Santiago by King Alfonso X the Wise in the thirteenth century until today the history of this town is marked by their faith.

Part of this story is contained in the tower of the church of Santiago el Mayor of Totana, which opened on Saturday June 11 museum.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena was responsible for his blessing, who explained how the Christian faith is manifested in culture and how the culture of a people can help faith grow and spread, according to sources of the Diocese of Cartagena said in a statement.

The inauguration was also attended by the architect in charge of the empowerment of the tower as a museum and director, among others.

In the event the projection of a part of the video that can be seen in the exhibition and talks about the origin of Totana was performed.

The tower of St. James was rehabilitated in 2007, but have had to spend nine years until its opening, yes, a museum.

In this project have helped the diocese, the parish, the City of Totana, the region and an enterprise of the municipality.

To visit the tower must book entry through the Tourist Office.

Visits are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Fridays are reserved for visiting school groups.

The exposition

The museum is divided into five levels.

The lowest collects the screening of a video on the history of the people of Totana, and expects to have another, on the content of the museum itself, so that those who can not access the following levels of the tower for reasons of mobility also can know the treasures contained therein.

The first level hosts the chapter that refers to the delivery of the lands of Totana to the Order of Santiago.

The second level is the church choir, where the coffered ceiling of the temple and the explanation of its chapels is shown.

The next level is known as the "fourth Grooms" which was the former sexton's house, where the old clock tower, whose sound has marked the lives of the people shown.

The fourth level is not visitable because it contains the actual current clock.

And the last level is the bell tower, which is the second oldest bell in the diocese, dating from 1470, with only curiosities that visitors can discover.

See photographic and video of the inauguration:

The tower of the church of Santiago el Mayor of Totana opened as a museum, Foto 1

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